|LE2-24-08 - Jerry Mead-Lucero|
This is the full 2-24-08 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. The newest phase in the Chicago Board of Education's (CBE) Renaissance 2010 plan (an effort to privatize 10% of Chicago's Public Schools) involves the closing of 19 more schools. Interview with education reform activist George Schmidt about this CBE decision and the voices of students and parents of schools that will be closed. Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs program...
Keywords: labor; union; worker; rights; justice; teachers; students; chicago teachers union; ctu; Labor Express; Jerry Mead-Lucero; Chicago; education; schools; privatization; public; George Schmidt; public schools; board of education
|LE6-24-07 - Jerry Mead-Lucero|
This is the full 6-24-07 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this episode, a talk with Chicago Teacherâs Union (CTU) delegate Jackson Potter about the recent CTU elections and the upcoming contract negotiations. Michael Moore speaking at a National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC) rally for national health care. Also, some audio from SEIUâs âDreams Across America Tourâ, for immigrant rights.
Keywords: labor; labor express; union; worker; justice; rights; immigrant; migrant; latino; Chicago; Michael Moore; NNOC; Nurses; SEIU; CTU; teacher; Jackson Potter; Dreams Across America
|Labor Express For 12-21-08 - Jerry Mead-Lucero|
This is the full 12-21-08 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this episode we discuss the successful union election at Smithfield Foods in North Carolina with Jill Cashen spokesperson for the UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers union). On Dec. 11th, after over 15 years of effort the 5,000 meat packers at Smithfield have finally succeeded in organizing their plant, the largest hog processing plant in the world...
Keywords: labor; UFCW; Smithfield; Congress; UNITE-HERE; NALACC; justice; rights; worker; union; chicago; Hilda Solis; Arne Duncan; Barack Obama; CTU; Marilyn Stewart; immigrants rights; labor
|Labor Express for 3-25-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero|
This is the full 3-25-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Here on Labor Express Radio we have been spending considerable time covering the fight back against public school closings in Chicago. Over the past few weeks this story has started to receive national attention as Chicago’s example seems to have caught on in other cities, including Philadelphia, Detroit, Oakland and New York which are also announcing significant school closings...
Keywords: labor, chicago, union, justice, workers, schools, CPS, school closings, teachers, CTU, Chicago Teachers Union
|Labor Express for 4-27-2014 - Jerry Mead-Lucero|
This is the full 4-27-2014 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio we bring you audio from the 2014 Labor Notes Conference which was held friday April 4th through Sunday April 6th at the Crowne Plaza O'Hare Hotel in Chicago. We had Jose Oliva of the Restaurant Opportunities Center on the program about a month back talking about the conference in the lead up to the conference...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; post office; postal workers; teacher; CTU
|Labor Express for 5-20-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero|
This is the full 5-20-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio, we catch up on a number of really important developments on the local labor scene over the last several weeks. First we will hear about a rally outside Bank of America here in Chicago highlighting how the bank is profiting from high interests rates for loans to the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) while CPS claims tight budgets require it to close schools...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; Chicago Teachers Union; students; schools; nurses; hospitals; health care; National Nurses United; NNU; health; Bank of America; chicago; union; justice; workers; Chicago Teachers Union; students; schools; CTU; nurses
|Labor Express Radio for 5-6-07 - Jerry Mead-Lucero|
This is the full 5-6-07 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Our post May Day 2007 episode, the bulk of the program involves interviews with participants in this year’s march and rally for immigrant workers rights in which hundreds of thousands participated. Also includes an interview with Chicago Teacher’s Union Activist Jackson Potter about a new documentary on Renaissance 2010, the plan by the Chicago Board of Education to privatize a large number of Chicago’s public schools...
Keywords: labor; chicago; justice; workers; unions; rights; work; movement; CTU; teachers; Ren 2010; Renaissance; Jackson; Potter; May Day; Mayday; immigrant; Haymarket; James Thindwa; march; rally; may 1; public schools; UNITE-HERE; march 10th coalition; CONFEMEX; NALACC